Certified LeSS Practitioner training with Craig Larman

Organizational design of large-scale agile product organization with the co-author of the LeSS framework

Group discounts

Who should attend

This class is not about a "scaling framework". It is primarily focused on first principles of designing and simplifying large-scale agile organizations. Must-attend for:

  • Senior managers and executives
  • Engineering managers and directors, CTOs
  • Product managers, Product Owners, CPOs
  • Scrum Masters, agile coaches and agile transformation consultants
  • Anyone who wants to understand why product development on large-scale is such a pain

What will you learn

  • Simplifying organizations using Systems Thinking

  • Collaboration of many teams in a Sprint

  • Role of management in LeSS

  • Own vs rent


LeSS Overview

  • descaling and simplifying over scaling: more with LeSS
  • LeSS principles, frameworks, guides, experiments
  • two LeSS frameworks: basic & LeSS Huge

Systems Thinking & Organizational Design

  • local versus global systems optimization
  • local optimization in backlogs
  • local optimization in product definition
  • local optimization in planning
  • local optimization in in analysis & design
  • local optimization in programming

Product Definition

  • redefining the scope of product, and the impact on global optimization
  • portfolio management

LeSS Huge Framework

  • Requirement Areas
  • Area Product Owners
  • role of Product Owner
  • Area Backlogs
  • adoption

LeSS Sprint

  • preparation before first Sprint
  • scaling Sprint Planning to PBR to Retrospectives with many teams
  • coordination & integration: from communities to architecture
  • multi-site development


  • pre-adoption: building interest
  • owning vs renting change ideas
  • the adoption guides
  • 3 principles
  • getting started
  • Parallel Organization

Why LeSS?

  • simplicity
  • systems optimization
  • adapting to learn

Customer reviews

This class is thought-provoking and makes you rethink everything you've learned so far.
Paweł Kałkus, QAgile
Mind-blowing and very insightful! Great investment of your time if you want to get a more adaptable organization focusing on business value. And great food :)
Barbara Richter, ŠKODA AUTO

Where & When

Hauch Gallery
Pobřežní 20a
186 00 Prague 8 – Karlín

When: 8:30–17:30 every day

For certification, full attendance required. Please arrange you travel accordingly.

Customer reviews

Eye-opening approach to solving issues organizations create for themselves by not thinking slow. Recommended for everyone who influences organizational design.
Anna Malá, ABRA Software
Great speaker, sees things from a very different perspective from traditional "agile coaches". Must see for sr. managers and sceptics.
Martin Kolombo, Bohemia Interactive Simulations
Systems Thinking, deconstructing "fast thinking" false concepts, practical tips on implementation.
Daria Radoszewska, DHL IT Services

Globally recognized LeSS certification


After successful course completion, you will be a Certified LeSS Practitioner and get an account on Here you can find:

  • a course certificate
  • the course handout PDF and photos of everything created within the course that was on the walls
  • more LeSS learning resources (videos, etc)
  • contacts of all course participants

You will also get digital versions of these three LeSS books:

Your trainer Craig Larman

Craig Larman is the co-creator of LeSS (Large-Scale Scrum), with his friend and colleague Bas Vodde.

He works as an organizational design consultant, introducing LeSS with executive teams for very large and multisite product development (often, HW-SW systems).

He also works with product management for highly complex product definitions, and hands-on as an embedded-systems legacy-code C and C++ TDD coach, to keep in touch with the real work and workers.

ScrumDojo Beer

Craig will give a talk to ScrumDojo Beer community, when he will be in Prague in May.

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